Gregory S. Poore

Email:  Gregory_Poore@baylor.edu


Curriculum Vitae and Teaching Portfolio available upon request.

 

Education:

Ph.D., Philosophy, Baylor University (expected May 2013)

- Dissertation:  Theism and the Justification of First Principles in Thomas Reid’s Epistemology

- Baylor’s H.E.B. Foundation Faith and Learning Dissertation Fellowship

M.A., Philosophy, Baylor University (2009)

B.A., Philosophy, Union University, summa cum laude (2007)

- Minor:  Interdisciplinary Honors with Thesis

 

Areas of Interest:

Ethics, History of Western Philosophy (especially Thomas Reid, David Hume, Søren Kierkegaard, and Aristotle), Philosophy of Religion, Epistemology, and Metaphysics


Publications:

“Why Care for the Severely Disabled? A Critique of MacIntyre’s Account,” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. Accepted for publication; forthcoming.

“Reconciling Robert Adams’ Accounts of Virtues and Motivational Virtues,” Southwest Philosophy Review 27, no. 2 (2011): 123-140.

“Theism, Coherence, and Justification in Thomas Reid’s Epistemology.” Accepted for inclusion in a book that will be published from the Reid tercentenary conference in Scotland (2010), ed. Todd Buras and Rebecca Copenhaver. The volume is under review by Oxford University Press.

Review of Bioethics for beginners: 60 cases and cautions from the moral frontier of healthcare, by Glenn McGee, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics. Forthcoming.

 

Selected Presentations (out of over 25):

“Thomas Reid on Arguing for First Principles,” American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 2013

- Recipient of APA Pacific Graduate Student Paper Award

“Does Theism Play a Plantingian Role in Reid’s Epistemology?” International Bicentennial Conference of the Center for the Study of Scottish Philosophy, Princeton Theological Seminary, September 2012

- Awarded grant covering all expenses, Center for the Study of Scottish Philosophy

“Aristotelian Compassion,” American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting, Chicago, IL, February 2012

- Recipient of APA Central Graduate Student Paper Award

“Why Care for the Severely Disabled? A Critique of MacIntyre’s Account,” American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 2011

- Recipient of APA Pacific Graduate Student Paper Award

“Coherence and the Justificatory Role of Theism in Thomas Reid’s Epistemology,” Annual Conference of the British Society for the History of Philosophy: Thomas Reid from His Time to Ours, University of Aberdeen and University of Glasgow, Scotland, March 2010

- Awarded full Graduate Bursary for Accommodations, British Society for the History of Philosophy


Selected Fellowships, Honors, and Awards:

Presidential Research Fellow, Baylor University, 2012-2013

Academy for Teaching and Learning Graduate Fellowship, Baylor University, 2012-2013

Baylor’s H.E.B. Foundation Faith and Learning Dissertation Fellowship, Baylor Graduate School

Conyers Scholar, The Conyers Graduate Scholars Program, Baylor University, 2011-2012 (“an intensive [one-year] program . . . that encourages and supports gifted students who are interested in connections between faith, learning, and vocation”)

Dean’s Scholarship (supplemental stipend), Baylor Graduate School, 2007-2012 (offered to less than 15% of graduate students)

Full Graduate Teaching Assistantship and Stipend, Department of Philosophy, Baylor University, 2007-2012

Full Tuition Scholarship, Baylor University, 2007-present

American Philosophical Association Pacific Graduate Student Paper Award, March 2013

American Philosophical Association Central Graduate Student Paper Award, February 2012

American Philosophical Association Pacific Graduate Student Paper Award, April 2011

Honorable Mention for the SCP Graduate Student Essay Award, Central Meeting of the Society of Christian Philosophers, March 2012 (for “Aristotelian Compassion”)

 

Selected Teaching Honors and Accomplishments:

Baylor’s Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award for Spring 2012 nominee. Nominated by the Baylor Graduate School based on high student evaluation scores.

Baylor’s Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award for Fall 2011 nominee. Nominated by the Baylor Graduate School based on high student evaluation scores.

American Philosophical Association/American Association of Philosophy Teachers biannual “Teaching and Learning Seminar,” St. Edwards University, Austin, TX, July 25-29, 2012

                
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The highest level of teacher training available through the APA

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The selection process is highly competitive.

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APA travel grant recipient

Teaching Certificate in Higher Education, Baylor University Graduate School. Currently completing requirements; expect to receive upon graduation.

Workshop in Teaching Philosophy, Baylor University graduate seminar, Fall 2009 (taught by Dr. Robert Kruschwitz)

 

Selected Service and Leadership Experience:

Coordinator of the Weekly Graduate Philosophy Colloquium, Baylor University, 2010-present

Planner and Coordinator for the Philosophy Ph.D. Student Recruitment Weekend, Baylor University, February 3-6, 2011

“Such success in recruitment is unprecedented in Baylor philosophy PhD history. This incoming  class is very  outstanding. . . . [T]he process of recruitment . . . gets much credit for this success. . . . The recruitment weekend was the centerpiece, under the extraordinary leadership of Gregory Poore.” (Recruitment Report by Dr. Robert Roberts, Graduate Program Director, Department of Philosophy)

Departmental Representative in the Graduate Student Association, Baylor University, 2009-2010, 2010-2011 (Alternate Representative, 2008-2009)